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Herman Cain Responds To Morgan Freeman: People Calling Tea Party Racist ‘Have Never Been To A Tea Party’

After winning the Florida GOP straw poll yesterday, presidential candidate Herman Cain appeared on Fox News, where he responded to comments made by actor Morgan Freeman on CNN accusing the tea party of racism.

Cain took on the oft-repeated refrain that there are racist elements of the tea party by suggesting that “most of the people that are criticizing the Tea Partiers about having a racist element, they have never been to a tea party.”

However, despite his disappointment at the language used by Freeman, Cain admitted he was not personally offended by the comments.

“Name calling is something that is going to continue in this because they don’t know how to stop this movement and this movement is making a big difference in politics.”

During his appearance, Cain also reacted to Rick Perry‘s suggestion of the ideal running mate: a fusion of Cain and Newt Gingrich. Cain said he was flattered, and pointed out that phrases he used in previous debates are now being used by the other candidates, and “imitation is the best form of flattery.”

h/t NY Daily News

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